After a Show: Peppermill Fireside Lounge
2985 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas
This cozy, tucked away old school joint has a sense of swing inbuilt, and might be the best way to re-live the Rat Pack’s heyday. A Vegas original, the Peppermill lounge serves drinks that would be an embarrassment anywhere else: Mai Tai’s, Blue Hawaii’s and the famous Scorpion for two. But when the bar maid sits down to take your order, suddenly it all makes perfect sense. Sink into those blue velvet loveseats and enjoy an umbrella drink or two underneath the silk cherry blossom bushes lit by the bubbling gas flames of the Jacuzzi fountain at the center of the room.
On a Free Night: Bar at N9NE Steakhouse
The Palms Resort and Casino
The sizzle of N9NE Steakhouse is hardly confined to the kitchen’s 1200-degree ovens. N9NE represents a bold new era for the great American steakhouse with its dazzling modern design, a menu diverse enough to include both sirloin and sashimi, and the world’s coolest crowd of carnivores. On any given night, the place is full of the hottest men and women (See above. This is about showgirls, strippers and promotional models), and it’s not at all unusual to be dining next to the most popular celebrities and sports stars.
Before Work: Hamada of Japan
Their legs are impossibly long and their costumes defy gravity, but underneath it all Vegas’ hottest showgirls are just some of the world’s most beautiful and sexy women. When they’re not on stage, they love to play and the best place in town to find the hottest showgirls is Hamada of Japan just off the Strip at Flamingo and Paradise. This towering restaurant is a new home for an old favorite, replacing a smaller aging building just east of this location. The good news is there is more room for more showgirls including a U-shaped bar just made for eye contact. The Hamada family has eight locations in Vegas, but this is the original and the best. Almost any night of the week one or more show is dark and the girls are out to enjoy themselves, but late night sushi also has become the after-show fuel for many. You can’t go wrong in the Teppan Room or main dining room, but the real action is sushi and sake served at the bar.